Ok I got my tank filled with live rock my salinity is good and I just added my sand. My question is should I leave everything off until sand settles. Or should I run my skimmer and pumps. My book says to run my skimmer my LFS said to shut everything down, how did u all go about it
i would run something to remove the dust particles in the water column. a HOb filter, a canister...
the skimmer will remove some of it also, but i don't know how comfortable i am about running sand particles through my skimmer pump.
I ran my skimmer after putting sand in and what a big mistake!! Had to take the pump completely apart, clean it and start over. Used a HOB to take care of dust, worked great and now I have a clean skimmer again.
May all of your fish be healthy ones!!: